Carter Smith is an award-winning director and esteemed fashion photographer. He's been working in the industry for over 15 years and regularly contributes to Elle, GQ, Vogue, Allure and The New York Times Magazine. Smith has directed commercials for clients such as Vera Wang, Louis Vuitton, Endless, Chico's, Tommy Hilfiger, Lancome, DKNY, Lacoste and Tiffany, and has created advertising campaigns for Banana Republic, Ann Taylor, Maybelline, and Hermes among others. Smith's portrait work has captured the attention of many celebrities who have sought him out, including Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Lopez, Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston, Gwen Stefani and Justin Timberlake.
Smith's first film "Bugcrush," adapted from a short story by Scott Treleaven, won the Jury Prize in Short Filmmaking at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival and was invited to the 2006 Directors' Fortnight during the Cannes Film Festival. In 2008, "Bugcrush"caught the attention of Steven Spielberg, who handpicked Smith to direct the feature film "The Ruins" for DreamWorks Entertainment. The film was adapted from the New York Times best-selling novel by Scott Smith. In addition to the film's commercial success, "The Ruins" received critical acclaim and was chosen as one of Stephen King's top ten movies of the year.